Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Beginning to look a Little More Like Christmas

I am behind with Mosaic Monday; too much to do. So make sure to check out Judith's Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday. 

This week's mosaic pretty much sums up the week's activities--and you know that a summary only hits the high points.





Yesterday Santa arrived for his pre-Christmas visit, charming the children with his magic tricks, animated dancing and singing toys, and his kind words to be be good and listen to their parents. The tree sparkles all day and makes me happy just to look at it. I bought a lighted angel for center circle, so we put her together and got her set up this afternoon. I'll be sweeping glitter up for days since she was all golden with glitter. Jen brought a try a cookies for the party because I have not done a bit of baking. They looked pretty on the tray.




The lighted wreath went up on the house this afternoon along with the lights on the pine trees in the pasture in front out by the road. I love looking out to see the pretty lights. I'll get photos after dark for you. Perhaps tomorrow. It is supposed to snow.



While I have my collectible village, I love this little paper village that a I made a couple of years ago. It is supposed to be all white, but I couldn't resist adding a few little do-dads to add some interest and color.






And this is how we end our day with the gas logs a blaze and hot cup of tea. While Boon has his dog bed in the bedroom, this is favorite place to snooze in the evening. 

I was supposed to have lunch with a dear friend tomorrow, but we are expecting snow, so I'll be staying home. Maybe I'll make some Christmas cards. 

I hope you have wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by

16 comments:

  1. I wish we were expecting snow....we are in a snow drought here. But your decorations are lovely!

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  2. You do it up big! Yes, lots of snow! FUN!

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  3. I love the last photo especially, total contentment and coziness. I hope you got some snow, I wish we would but its in the 70s right now. Your little village is delightful!

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  4. Snow, I should like to have some snow here, it is far too mild with temperatures upto 14 degr.C. The witch hazel is already flowering and some roses won't stop flowering. I love your white paper village, it is unique I think and the picture with your wonderful mantelpiece with Boon in front of the fire, so cozy.

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  5. The small Santa sitting on the big Santa's knee made me smile. The weather in my area has been warmer than usual so I haven't even used my gas fireplace yet. It also looks like we'll be having a green Christmas. Enjoy your snow!

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  6. It does indeed look very Christmas-y at your house! I think I'm the only one who hasn't decorated for Christmas yet. Oops!

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  7. The paper village is adorable Ann, reminds me of the sparkly ones we put under our tree growing up.
    We'll be having a green Christmas but the nights are cool and the gas fireplace burns cheerily, our dog finds it too hot and never lays in front of it.
    I cut way back on baking this year - we'll only have to eat it and Christmas dinner is at our daughter's home.

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  8. I love love love your paper village - it is so sweet in the daylight and the dark. Ahhhh a nice fire - and some christmas cookies - and I can't wait to see the outdoor photos. I think I'd be a little nervous about putting up that outdoor wreath - but it sure is pretty.

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  9. I love love love your paper village - it is so sweet in the daylight and the dark. Ahhhh a nice fire - and some christmas cookies - and I can't wait to see the outdoor photos. I think I'd be a little nervous about putting up that outdoor wreath - but it sure is pretty.

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  10. I always like the way you go all out when decorating you home Ann - your room looks lovely and cozy in the firelight complete with snoozing dog.

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  11. Your little village is beautiful in the fading light of the Christmas season Ann....so lovely. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    Jen

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  12. Wonderful, cosy, delicious, festive photos, Ann! As you know, I'm a fan of your Christmas villages.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! ♥

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  13. Oh my goodness Lynn, I just LOVE that little paper village!!! You did a terrific job on that!! Your tree looks lovely, and the gas logs and fireplace look so cozy. Boone looks very content. :) It's bitterly cold here today.

    Snow sounds good to me; I hope it's a pretty one. Have a joyous week, my friend.

    Hugs,

    Denise

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  14. Boon, has the right idea! I adore your paper village...and you MADE it? Beautiful at night. Merry Christmas from IL to Colorado dear friend!

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  15. I like the shot of the Santa with the Children! Your village is so pretty lit up and I love the shot of your dog in front of the fireplace. I would be snuggled there too, if I were him. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you all the best in the New Year.

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  16. Oh I love the photo of Boon in front of the fire. What a great dog's life! I've got a lot of catching up to do in the Christmas decorating department.

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